When Bert Trautmann arrived at Manchester City in 1949, 20,000 protested against his signing. By the time he left, he was lauded as the bravest man in British sport. Over time he gained acceptance through his performances in the City goal, playing all but five of the club’s next 250 matches. Named Footballer of the Year for 1956, Trautmann entered football folklore with his performance in the 1956 FA Cup Final. With 17 minutes of the match remaining Trautmann suffered a serious injury after diving at the feet of Birmingham City’s Peter Murphy. Despite his injury he continued to play, making crucial saves to preserve his team’s 3–1 lead. His neck was noticeably crooked as he collected his winner’s medal; three days later an X-ray revealed it to be broken.
Here is a 16×12 photo capturing the moment Trautmann broke his neck in the Manchester City 1956 FA Cup Final, signed by Hero of the day & City Legend Bert Trautmann.
The photo was personally signed by Bert in Birmingham on 31st March, 2007 at a signing session carried out and attended by Allstarsignings.
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Certificate of Authenticity
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
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